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Jacob Corneliszoon van Neck was a Dutch naval officer and explorer who led the second Dutch expedition to Indonesia from 1598 to 1599. Following the success of the first Dutch expedition to Indonesia in 1597, Van Neck was chosen to lead a second expedition in 1598, with the purpose of bringing back various spices. In May of 1598, he left the port of Texel with eight vessels under his command.[1] He was accompanied by Vice-Admiral Wybrand van Warwyck and noted polar explorer Jacob van Heemskerck. Following sailing directions written by Petrus Plancius, they made excellent progress, reaching the Cape of Good Hope in only three months.

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Jacob Corneliszoon van Neck was a Dutch naval officer and explorer who led the second Dutch expedition to Indonesia from 1598 to 1599. Following the success of the first Dutch expedition to Indonesia in 1597, Van Neck was chosen to lead a second expedition in 1598, with the purpose of bringing back various spices. In May of 1598, he left the port of Texel with eight vessels under his command.[1] He was accompanied by Vice-Admiral Wybrand van Warwyck and noted polar explorer Jacob van Heemskerck. Following sailing directions written by Petrus Plancius, they made excellent progress, reaching the Cape of Good Hope in only three months. More...

 
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